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  1. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... I. It is seen as a milestone in the country's quest to build a space station by 2020. Co-operation between Nasa and the Chinese space programme is currently minimal. A provision ...

  2. Journey's end

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... decades, five Nasa space crafts- Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour- have comprised the fleet of shuttles, designed as the world's first reusable space vehicles. These images are from Nasa, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press ...

  3. Nasa to launch space shuttle despite unmet safety goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Jacqui Goddard in Miami Nasa's space shuttle programme is finally back on track after being grounded for more than two years. Discovery, one of three shuttles remaining from the original five-strong fleet, is scheduled for launch on July 13- the first manned US spaceflight since the Columbia disaster in February 2003. Nasa managers admit that despite 21/2 years ...

  4. For sale: used space shuttles, price sky-high

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... Richard Luscombe in Miami It could be the ultimate Christmas present for anyone who can afford the stellar price tag. Nasa has announced plans to sell off its space-shuttle fleet for US$42 ... hazardous materials, preparing it for travel and flying it to an airport of the buyer's choosing. But as an agency of the US government, Nasa insists it will not sell its most prized assets ...

  5. Out of the ashes of failure

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com Dr Charles Pellerin knows all about failures and disasters on a colossal scale. As a former top Nasa scientist and official, the physicist still ... Pellerin revamped the Nasa management that helped restore the reputation of the world's greatest space agency. Today, as a consultant and academic, he is spreading the message that technology ...

  6. Tracking spirit of space co-operation

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and not far from stations operated by the ESA and Nasa. Space has become a busy place since the US manned moon missions from 1969 to 1972. China, the European Union, Japan and India have all sent ... satellites and a Nasa spacecraft firing a missile into the moon. A space race is on, even if not comparable with the cold-war rivalry between America and the Soviet Union. Space has also been ...

  7. Shuttle woes won't ground space quest

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on re-entry in 2003. Instead, it has left the US space agency Nasa with a problem similar to the one that led to the loss of Columbia- the dislodging of pieces of foam from external tanks during ... waste back to Earth. But the incident shows just how risky space travel remains. As Nasa administrator Michael Griffin said: 'This is not an enterprise where one can predict the outcome ...

  8. Lost in space

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thundered into the sky on a pillar of flame. Weather permitting late tonight, Hong Kong time, Nasa will send the space shuttle aloft for the 135th and final time on a mission that will end ... at the space centre have lost their jobs. Nasa must henceforth pay the Russian space agency to get American astronauts to and from the International Space Station, while bankrolling commercial ...

  9. To space, via Australia

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as being no different from a dozen nearby stations operated by Nasa or the European Space Agency. 'I don't see any barbed wire or fences. Definitely no armed personnel on guard,' ... and particularly 'ground-based infrastructure, such as satellite control facilities'. Chai said that Australia traditionally opened ground stations only to Nasa or the European Space Agency. ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a partial lap around the station. All that remains of NASA's final shuttle voyage is the touchdown, targeted for the pre-dawn hours today in Florida. The return ends the 30-year space shuttle ... for rides to the ISS until a new US spacecraft- a commercial launcher and capsule built by a private corporation in partnership with NASA- is ready to take off some time after 2015. EU leaders meet ...




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